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Barbara Walters Lobs Softballs to David Koch; She Should Retire For Good

Didn’t Barbara Walters announce her retirement years ago? Then what in God’s name is she still doing on television? Her interview with David Koch which aired last night on that preposterous show she does (“The 10 Most Fascinating Billionaires”? Apparently Barbara thinks that only the wealthy are worthwhile interviews.), and it proves that she is not now, and probably never was, a legitimate journalist. Imagine if you had the devil himself in front of you and you asked him things like “If you were a tree, what kind would you be?” That’s about how easy Baba Wawa made it for the most evil man in America.

If you are a regular reader of this site, you know that I have detailed the twisted and megalomaniacal Koch family history, but it is worth reprinting here:

Koch Family Exposed As John Birchers And JFK Haters
If you watched, as I did, the glut of JFK assassination documentaries this past November, you must have wondered why none of them built the case for a conspiracy, despite a mountain of evidence indicating that JFK was murdered by a secret cabal of intelligence/military operatives, facilitated by LBJ and his billionaire oilmen supporters. PBS, an otherwise credible source of investigative journalism, was out in front of this pack of broadcast liars, with such blatant historical frauds as ‘Cold Case JFK’ and ‘Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?’ Why was the truth squashed? For the answer, all you have to do is follow the money. Who paid for these disinformation pieces? David Koch, that’s who. That’s right, PBS sold its journalistic integrity down the river for a few shekels from one of the most vitriolic and extreme right-wing billionaires in America.

If you don’t know David Koch, let me give you some background. He is one of the richest men in America. He and his brother are right-wing fanatics committed to abolishing Social Security, taxation of the wealthy, Medicare, minimum wages, and voting rights for minorities. He has spent millions trying to prove that Obama is a socialist Muslim who was born in Kenya. He is a lying, tax-dodging, Kennedy-hating, fascist Oligarch. He can buy anything he wants, and the truth is for sale. And the family’s extremist politics did not start with the brothers. Their father, Fred Koch, an oil billionaire and member of the John Birch Society, paid for hateful posters which were passed out in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The posters had front and side views of JFK beneath the headline ‘Wanted For Treason.’ So maybe there’s good reason not to trust the Oswald-did-it-alone documentary paid for by the Kochs. You think?

The Koch family history is not tied to just the John Birch Society; there is evidence that the German Kochs were Nazis. There are some who believe that Ilse Koch, the notorious ‘Bitch of Buchenwald’ was related to the American Kochs. She was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp. After World War II, Ilse was tried for war crimes and imprisoned by a U.S. tribunal. Information connecting Ilse and Koch Industries is hard to find but is a string of fragments, pieces of information that connects the American and German Kochs and this connection gives us a clear image of the sentiment behind the Tea Party and conservative American politics since the 1950s. Where is the connection between the German Kochs and Fred Koch? Besides evidence the American Kochs were related to Ilse’s family, Erich Koch (an important Nazi official in charge of Prussia) induced Fred Koch to sell his oil in Nazi Germany when Fred was banned from doing business in the US. After the fall of Nazi Germany, Erich Koch and Fred expanded their oil empire to the Soviet Union. A few years later the Soviets took Fred Koch’s oil and prosecuted Erich for war crimes – Fred Koch returned to the US, became anti-communist, and was allowed to do business in the States again.

The links between the American and Nazi Kochs are tenuous, but they certainly shared the same political ideologies. What we know for certain about the Kochs in America comes from this article in the summer 2014 issue of ‘The Progressive’:

‘In 1961, at the age of twenty-six, Charles Koch moved home to Wichita, Kansas, to work for Rock Island Oil and Refining Company, which was led by his father, Fred Koch, who was on the national council of the John Birch Society. Charles subsequently opened a John Birch Society bookstore in Wichita with a friend of his father, Bob Love, the owner of the Love Box Company in Wichita, according to Dan Schulman’s Sons of Wichita. The John Birch Society’s ‘American Opinion Bookstores’ were stocked with material opposing the civil rights movement Birchers had put up billboards in Kansas and elsewhere calling for the impeachment of Earl Warren, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who had ordered the desegregation of the public schools in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. There’s no indication that Fred or Charles objected to the Birch campaign to impeach Warren. There are indications they paid for ads in Dallas in 1963 with President John F. Kennedy’s head depicted like two mug shot photos, with the word ‘Treason’ below, shortly before the assassination of the President … Or when [Birchers] opposed the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, based on the Bircher claim that the movement was created as a forty-year front for the communists. Or when [they] supported billboards calling Martin Luther King a communist.’ ”

Baba Wawa asked David what it was like to beat prostate cancer. I would have asked him what it was like to be able to afford the most expensive and capable medical care in the universe when you try so hard to deny health care to millions of others. Do you believe that only billionaires should have health care.

Here are just a few of the other questions a competent journalist would have asked Koch:

“Your family accused MLK of being a racist. Do you now denounce that accusation?”

“Your father was involved heavily in the John Birch Society. Are you still involved with it; are you a racist?”

“Did you pay for the posters which were handed out in Dallas in November 1963 accusing JFK of being a traitor?”

“Are you a direct descendant of the Nazi Germany Kochs? If so, do you still adhere to Nazi ideology?”

“You and your right-wing brother are single-handedly responsible for the creation of the Tea Party? Are you proud of that?”

We didn’t get to hear the answers to these legitimate questions, because a fluffhead octogenarian, somehow still considered a competent interviewer, is on the airwaves dumbing down America.

http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Mortician-Tim-Fleming-ebook/dp/B00I6GNPD4

Koch Family Exposed As John Birchers And JFK Haters

If you watched, as I did, the glut of JFK assassination documentaries this past November, you must have wondered why none of them built the case for a conspiracy. Despite a mountain of evidence indicating that JFK was murdered by a secret cabal of intelligence/military operatives, facilitated by LBJ and his billionaire oilmen supporters. PBS, by and large a credible investigative source of investigative journalism, was out in front of this pack of broadcast liars with such blatant historical frauds as “Cold Case JFK” and “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?” Why was the truth squashed? For the answer, all you have to do is follow the money. Who paid for these disinformation pieces? David Koch, that’s who. That’s right, PBS sold its journalistic integrity down the river for a few shekels from one of the most vitriolic and extreme right-wing billionaires in America.

If you don’t know David Koch, let me give you some background. He is one of the richest men in America. He and his brother are right-wing fanatics committed to abolishing Social Security, taxation of the wealthy, Medicare, minimum wages, and voting rights for minorities. He has spent millions trying to prove that Obama is a socialist Muslim who was born in Kenya. He is a lying, tax-dodging, Kennedy-hating, fascist Oligarch. He can buy anything he wants, and the truth is for sale. And the family’s extremist politics did not start with the brothers. Their father, Fred Koch, an oil billionaire and member of the John Birch Society, paid for hateful posters which were passed out in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The posters had front and side views of JFK beneath the headline “Wanted For Treason.” So maybe there’s good reason not to trust the Oswald-did-alone documentary paid for by the Kochs. You think?

The Koch family history is not tied to just the John Birch Society; there is evidence that the German Kochs were Nazis. There are some who believe that Ilse Koch, the notorious “Bitch of Buchenwald” was related to the American Kochs. She was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch, commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp. After World War II, Ilse was tried for war crimes and imprisoned by a U.S. tribunal. Information connecting Ilse and Koch Industries is hard to find but is a string of fragments, pieces of information that connects the American and German Kochs and this connection gives us a clear image of the sentiment behind the Tea Party and conservative American politics since the 1950s. Where is the connection between the German Kochs and Fred Koch? Besides evidence the American Koch was related to Ilse’s family, Erich Koch (an important Nazi official in charge of Prussia) induced Fred Koch to sell his oil in Nazi Germany when Fred was banned from doing business in the US. After the fall of Nazi Germany, Erich Koch and Fred expanded their oil empire to the Soviet Union. A few years later the Soviets took Fred Koch’s oil and prosecuted Erich for war crimes – Fred Koch returned to the US, became anti-communist, and was allowed to do business in the States again.

The links between the American and Nazi Kochs are tenuous, but they certainly shared the same political ideologies. What we know for certain about the Kochs in America comes from this article in the summer 2014 issue of “The Progressive”:

“In 1961, at the age of twenty-six, Charles Koch moved home to Wichita, Kansas, to work for Rock Island Oil and Refining Company, which was led by his father, Fred Koch, who was on the national council of the John Birch Society. Charles subsequently opened a John Birch Society bookstore in Wichita with a friend of his father, Bob Love, the owner of the Love Box Company in Wichita, according to Dan Schulman’s Sons of Wichita. The John Birch Society’s ‘American Opinion Bookstores’ were stocked with material opposing the civil rights movement Birchers had put up billboards in Kansas and elsewhere calling for the impeachment of Earl Warren, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who had ordered the desegregation of the public schools in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. There’s no indication that Fred or Charles objected to the Birch campaign to impeach Warren. There are indications they paid for ads in Dallas in 1963 with President John F. Kennedy’s head depicted like two mug shot photos, with the word ‘Treason’ below, shortly before the assassination of the President … Or when [Birchers] opposed the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, based on the Bircher claim that the movement was created as a forty-year front for the communists. Or when [they] supported billboards calling Martin Luther King a communist.”

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Why Are They Still Lying To Us About JFK’s Murder? A Minister Tells Us Why

Of all the great JFK assassination books published last year (to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the assassination), one of the best was written by a Methodist minister named Dr. Lance Moore. Dr. Moore’s book, “Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies–From the Warren Commission to Bill O’Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination,” is meticulously researched, eloquently stated, and worthy of serious consideration. Yet you have probably never heard of Dr. Moore or his book. That’s because the media blackout of all voices critical of the official version (read establishment lies)of the assassination have stifled the purveyors of historical truth. I sympathize with Dr. Moore and other JFK authors/researchers, because I too have been denied access to mainstream media outlets (with the notable exception of my hometown St. Louis Post-Dispatch). Despite this, 75% of Americans know we are being fed a pack of lies by NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and all other corporate-owned conglomerates who have had a long, cozy relationship with the CIA.

In a piece written for OpEd News Dr. Moore condemns the unbalanced media and questions the purpose of continuing the cover-up a half-century after the event. He writes:

“A few days after the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, my wife and I chatted with a new acquaintance in an upscale bar in D.C., a spot frequented by Congressmen. Leaning toward us across the table, a dapperly-dressed man confirmed my suspicions about the CIA and a certain magazine. His wife, he confided, works for the internationally-prestigious magazine, and she had told him the CIA frequented her workplace to spy on a nearby embassy–with full cooperation by her employers. I found her story credible, in part because it is now well-established that the CIA infiltrated and influenced a long list of newspapers and magazines.1 Initially, I had been surprised that the magazine in question, an organization with great credibility in the academic community, risked their reputation to broadcast blatant lies about the JFK shooting. Why fib about something that happened half-a-century ago? The answer is astounding: the CIA –fifty years on–still believes it cannot afford the hit to its credibility… it refuses to admit that Lee Harvey Oswald was a company man. And it still has a vise-like grip on the mainstream media.

I am not a kook. Several parchments from prestigious institutions hang on my wall to assure me that I’m not crazy. I’m not a 911 ‘Truther’ or a ‘Man didn’t land on the moon’ conspiracy nut. Yet, when I began promoting my book about the JFK assassination, I observed some curious things. Major news outlets circled their wagons around the ‘official’ government story that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone nut, nixing any dissenting opinions. Pro-Warren Commission, pro-lone-gunman pundits (a dying breed) were trotted out on CBS, ABC and even PBS. Credible experts who offer proof of government complicity were disinvited. Others in the assassination-research community told me similar stories of how they had been scheduled for cable news/network appearances, but were cancelled at the last minute–without explanation. Even my local city newspaper, which has featured my writing on other topics, refused to print a rebuttal I had written to counter a ‘lone-gunman did it’ fluff-piece they ran in November 2013.

I have been harassed. Nasty, over-the-top attacks were posted on the Amazon review page of my JFK book (despite four and five star reviews by 95% of readers). Correspondence between myself and Vince Palamara (a Secret Service expert who has been featured on C-SPAN, the History Channel, etc.) was sliced open and contents stolen, apparently with the blessing of the U.S. Postal Service.2 At the 50th anniversary event in Dealey Plaza November 22nd, an ABC-TV cameraman pulled out his iPhone and snapped a picture of my book’s cover, saying he was personally interested in it… but made it clear his network was not. A CBS reporter and his cameraman interviewed me, but the footage never aired. At the end of the day, outside the Dallas JFK museum in the Texas School Book Depository, I was assaulted–choked without any provocation–by the bodyguard of former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, as I tried to shake hands with Hill after his book-signing.3 These are things happening now, not 50 years ago.

But let’s back up and look at the long media history. The few times the networks dared examine the topic, the reporting was one-sided. CBS, for example, gave extended screen-time to so-called “conspiracy debunker” Gerald Posner, but allowed only short, benign snippets from lone-gunman critics like Dr. Cyril Wecht (and Dr. Wecht is a top-notch forensic scientist; Posner is not). I challenge doubters to put a stopwatch on any major network’s coverage of the JFK assassination and see how much time is afforded the debunkers vs. the conspiracy ‘nuts.’ Though I am personally convinced that the CIA helped kill Kennedy, I concede there are two sides to this debate. So, mainstream media, give us both sides! The one-sided press coverage should scare the hell out of us.”

You can read the full article on opednews.com

http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Mortician-Tim-Fleming/dp/098882907X

PBS Re-Airs Laughable “Cold Case: JFK”

The NOVA series on PBS is usually a reliable, scientific, fact-based program. I generally enjoy their insightful shows. But PBS has severely undermined its credibility by continuing to air “Cold Case: JFK.” The show ran again on March 28, and I took a very hard look at it. Propagating the historical lie that Oswald’s magic rifle and superhuman bullets killed Kennedy, PBS found pseudo experts (father and son Luke and Mike Haag) to explain to viewers how a bullet (Warren Commission Exhibit 399) that inflicted nine wounds on two human beings could emerge intact. How could PBS sell its journalistic integrity down the river, I asked myself. What prompted its broadcast of such obvious nonsense? I found the answer in the opening credits: “Funded by David Koch.”

If you don’t know David Koch, let me give you some background. He is one of the richest men in America. He and his brother are right-wing fanatics committed to abolishing Social Security, taxation of the wealthy, Medicare, minimum wages, and voting rights for minorities. He has spent millions trying to prove that Obama is a socialist Muslim who was born in Kenya. He is a lying, tax-dodging, Kennedy-hating, fascist Oligarch. He can buy anything he wants, and the truth is for sale. Always strapped for money, PBS will spread historical lies for a few million. Seen in this context, “Cold Case: JFK” (the smarmy title speaks to PBS’s raging envy at the commercial networks’ success with fictional crime shows) should be evaluated for what it is: a blatant fairy tale paid for by a billionaire who wants to keep Americans ignorant, placated and duped.

But for those of us who have honestly investigated JFK’s murder, “Cold Case: JFK” is a joke. I expose its lies, omissions and wild speculation here.

The show opens with the declaration that “ballistics is the key to cracking the case.” Having investigated the case myself for over a half-century, I know with rock-solid certainty that ballistics are NOT the key to unlocking the mystery, because the ballistic evidence is unreliable. But I listened to NOVA’s case anyway.

One of the contributors says, “You would think the Kennedy assassination would be easy to solve. It took place in front of many hundreds of witnesses including law enforcement. And it was filmed by several cameras. However, it has turned into one of the most complex murder cases in history.” NOVA is apparently oblivious to the fact that this is a very good indication that someone was tampering with evidence, intimidating witnesses, and corrupting law enforcement–all very good indicators of a massive plot.

The ubiquitous sad sack–Secret Service agent Clint Hill–makes a guest appearance and a startling omission, inadvertently proving conspiracy. “The President’s blood, brain and skull matter blew out to the rear on the trunk of the car.” This indicates definitively that the kill shot came from in front of Kennedy, and not from the rear where Oswald was positioned. Unless, bullets can make U-turns in mid-flight, that is. (I’m surprised NOVA did not try to prove this!)

The NOVA narrator, with his smooth, soothing voice, assures us that, “Back at the crime scene witnesses point to the Texas School Book Depository as police search the building.” This is an out-and-out lie. A vast majority of witnesses pointed to the grassy knoll as the source of the shots, and most of them scurried there immediately after the shots were fired.

But most of NOVA’s (Koch’s) untruths are contained in omissions. I documented ten before losing track:

Omission #1: “Three empty cartridge cases were found on the sixth floor of the TSBD building.” They could have been (and were) planted there. This possibility escapes NOVA.

Omission #2: “A 6.5 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle was found on the same floor.” So was a 7.65 German Mauser which quickly disappeared from the official record.

In between Omissions 1 and 2, a funny interlude occurred. The Haag team’s Carcano rifle jammed. I suppose they did not even consider that this could have happened to Oswald.

Omission #3: “The case against Oswald was tied up in a couple hours. I give credit to the Dallas Police.” To this day it is a mystery how the Dallas Police zeroed in on Oswald as a suspect so quickly. There was not even a roll call of TSBD employees until an hour after Oswald had been arrested.

Omission #4: “Oswald was a communist.” NOVA fails to ask why a communist would live and work in the most fanatically right-wing city in America. And why did he associate with CIA covert operatives George DeMohrenschildt and Ruth Paine?

Omission #5: “Ruby came out of nowhere to shoot Oswald.” How did Ruby get access to the Dallas Police Headquarters just in time to kill the murder suspect of the century? NOVA offers no explanation, though I’m sure Koch would have paid for one if needed.

Omission #6: “The Secret Service had to draw their guns to get the body out of Parkland Hospital and avoid an autopsy there.” Why did the Secret Service refuse to let the coroner, Dr. Earl Rose, perform an autopsy? No explanation is offered by NOVA. My research indicates that agents Roy Kellerman, Emory Roberts, and William Greer, all of whom played a part in the plot to kill JFK, were not about to let an honest autopsy reveal clear evidence of a conspiracy.

Omission #7: PBS’s own Jim Lehrer (presumably another of Koch’s paid lackeys) says, “Imagine how horrible it was for the Secret Service to lose a president on their watch.” How does Lehrer know this? Maybe the Secret Service was delighted that JFK was killed. There is plenty of evidence to indicate that the Secret Service despised Kennedy. One agent joked, “I wouldn’t get in the way if someone shot at him.” And on November 22, 1963, no agent made any effort to save Kennedy’s life. NOVA either does not know or did not care that several members of the President’s detail got drunk the night before the assassination. Security was lax the entire Texas trip. SAIC Emory Roberts told other agents to stand down as bullets flew in Dealey Plaza. Limousine driver William Greer slowed the car down and turned to look at JFK twice as the murder occurred. He did not take evasive action until the President’s head had been blown off.

Omission #8: “The bullet exited Kennedy’s shirt collar near the throat.” Exited? That’s not what the Dallas doctors said. To a man they were convinced that JFK’s throat wound was one of entrance. But NOVA does not mention this.

Omission #9: “The magic bullet was found on Kennedy’s stretcher after being dislodged during cardiac massage.” Two problems here, NOVA: the bullet should have been found on Connally’s stretcher, not Kennedy’s, if it had really passed through both men; moreover, the Dallas doctors and nurses saw no back wound on Kennedy.

Omission #10: Luke and Mike Haag go to great lengths to prove that the magic bullet, which supposedly passed through both Kennedy and Connally, could have inflicted nine wounds and still emerged completely undamaged. But they make no mention of how an identical bullet from an identical rifle could shatter into a thousand pieces when striking Kennedy’s head. Both bullets supposedly passed through human bone, tissue, and organs. One emerged whole and the other disintegrated. How??

In the end, NOVA’s case is preposterous. Nothing more than a disinformation piece, bought and paid for by a power-mad billionaire bent on perpetuating historical lies for his own political ends.

http://www.amazon.com/Presidents-Mortician-Tim-Fleming/dp/098882907X
 

JFK Conspiracy Fact #5: NOVA’s “Cold Case Kennedy” is Junk Science

Like its fictitious namesake, PBS’s “Cold Case Kennedy” is a made-for-TV junk, full of improbable plot twists, magic bullets, astounding coincidences, and an easy, pat solution.  Watching it pleases the simple-minded.  It encourages one to not think too hard; just rely on pseudo-experts to do the thinking for you.  In the end, you’ll be satisfied with the conclusion.  Because in TV land the real murderers never get away with it.

Just one problem.  This Cold Case was a real murder, and not just any murder, but the murder of a President who was secretly at war with his own intelligence agency and military chiefs.  He had enemies who had the power to muddy any crime scene, kill any witness, destroy tangible evidence, even highjack the body for pre-autopsy alteration.  You won’t see this in any TV special.  In the JFK case you have to actually do your own thinking instead of relying on some TV contrivance.

However, in TV land bullets can do impossible things like land intact on a hospital stretcher after fracturing human bone and tearing human skin and muscle.  In real life this never happens.  But in NOVA the magic bullet is pristine after passing through Kennedy’s and Connally’s bodies.  The Cold Case scientists concoct, contort, and twist themselves into logic pretzels to accomplish this.  They ignore the fact that no other bullet in recorded human history has ever done this.  And Dallas doctors found more fragments in Connally’s body than are missing from the magic bullet…no mention of this on NOVA.

Then NOVA’s scientists try to make us believe that it is quite common for a person who is shot in the head from behind to have his head move backwards.  It all has to do with putty in the head…or play-dough in the brain…I can’t recall which.  It was all explained so fast that I could barely follow the logic (which was the whole point, I suppose).  It’s meant to rationalize JFK’s head snap backwards while being shot from the back.  (No gunshot victim in recorded history has ever done this, but this is TV land where anything is possible.)  Most appeasing to the uncritical viewer.  But it ignores eyewitnesses’ testimony of hearing and seeing shots from in front of the motorcade.  Eyewitness evidence was discretely omitted from the NOVA episode.

Contradictory wound analysis was glossed over.  Some doctors got it right; others got it wrong.  The ones who agreed with NOVA were right; the others were whimsically wrong.  No dissenting experts were given more than brief air time; then they were summarily dismissed as quacks.  I’m surprised the NOVA producers did not insist they wear black hats. You see, conflicting medical evidence makes for bad TV…as in not comforting.

JFK’s autopsy photos and x-rays are assumed to be genuine.  And only the set which were done at the end of the autopsy are presented.  No mention made of earlier photos and x-rays which have just disappeared.  And omitted are the Dallas doctors’ observations of frontal entry wounds.  These men saw bullet entries in the front of Kennedy’s body and an exit wound to the rear of his head.  But an autopsy photo shows the rear of Kennedy’s head intact…the bullet exit wound just DISAPPEARED between Dallas and Bethesda.  This is too dangerous and confusing information to present to mindless TV viewers, so I guess the NOVA scriptwriters thought it best to ignore the Parkland evidence.

I was left wondering what NOVA really stands for.  My best guess is Never Offer Viable Alternatives. 

I call on all thinking Americans to boycott PBS.  Do not send them your dollars; do not support them in any way.  If the network persists in preserving and protecting the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people, then it has outlived its usefulness.

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